There are many laptops and notebooks without DVD drive! Here is the solution how to install Windows 10 or Windows 8.1/7 from a USB flash drive!
The advantage of USB installation is not only that you don't need a DVD drive, but also that the installation time of Windows 10 is shorter.
1.) ... Create Windows (10, 8.1, 7) USB-Install Stick with MS tool!
2.) ... Create Windows USB-Install Stick with DISKPART.
See also: Install Windows 10 without Product Key || install Windows-10 without Microsoft Live Account
Download: ... Windows-USB-Tool Info: ... about Windows USB DVD Tool The Download Page ... other downloads
For Windows XP users
The following applications must be installed prior to installing the tool:
2.) show available disks, command: Disk List.
3.) selected disk, command: select disk 1
4.) cleaning the disk, command: clean
5.) creating the specified partition, command: creat partition primary
6.) set current partition as active, command: activ
7.) format disk partition, command: format fs=fat32 quick
7b.) assigned the drive letter, command : assign
8.) Now only copy the required Windows Setup files from the DVD to the USB flash drive.
8b.) If the data is in an ISO file, you can, for example, unpack with 7-Zip.
Hier noch die Ausgabe von "DISKPART":
Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10130] (c) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\WINDOWS\system32>DISKPART Microsoft DiskPart version 10.0.10130 Copyright (C) 1999-2013 Microsoft Corporation. On computer: WIN-10 DISKPART> list disk Disk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt -------- ------------- ------- ------- --- --- Disk 0 Online 232 GB 42 GB Disk 1 Online 3900 MB 0 B DISKPART> select disk 1 Disk 1 is now the selected disk. DISKPART> clean DiskPart succeeded in cleaning the disk. DISKPART> creat partition primary DiskPart succeeded in creating the specified partition. DISKPART> active DiskPart marked the current partition as active. DISKPART> format fs=fat32 quick 100 percent completed DiskPart successfully formatted the volume. DISKPART> assign DiskPart successfully assigned the drive letter or mount point. DISKPART> exit
Info from (c) Microsoft:
DiskPart commands help you to manage your PC's drives (disks, partitions, volumes, or virtual hard disks). Before you can use DiskPart commands, you must first list, and then select an object to give it focus. When an object has focus, any DiskPart commands that you type will act on that object.
You can list the available objects and determine an object's number or drive letter by using the list disk, list volume, list partition, and list vdisk commands. The list disk, list vdisk and list volume commands display all disks and volumes on the computer. However, the list partition command only displays partitions on the disk that has focus. When you use the list commands, an asterisk (*) appears next to the object with focus.
When you select an object, the focus remains on that object until you select a different object. For example, if the focus is set on disk 0 and you select volume 8 on disk 2, the focus shifts from disk 0 to disk 2, volume 8. Some commands automatically change the focus. For example, when you create a new partition, the focus automatically switches to the new partition.
You can only give focus to a partition on the selected disk. When a partition has focus, the related volume (if any) also has focus. When a volume has focus, the related disk and partition also have focus if the volume maps to a single specific partition. If this is not the case, focus on the disk and partition is lost.
FAQ 84: Updated on: September 27th 2015 10:06